Most People In Kentucky Don’t Know About Our Old German POW Camp
Even if you’ve lived in Kentucky your entire life, you likely don’t know everything there is to know about our state. History buffs love the Bluegrass State, as there is so much to explore from Kentucky’s past and you can unearth some incredible stories and places that may barely make the social studies books. When you think of POW (Prisoner of War) camps, you probably don’t think of Kentucky, so you may be surprised to learn that our state was home to thousands of POWs during World War II. Camp Breckinridge in Kentucky was one of these POW camps and its history is fascinating and can be experienced firsthand today.
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Camp Breckinridge in Kentucky was home to thousands over the years, including German army prisoners of war. The camp trained men to head off to war and was no doubt a place filled with brave Americans and many of those forced into the German army who spent time in rural Kentucky. Have you heard of Camp Breckinridge? Have you been to the museum? If your family has any ties to this historic place in Kentucky, we’d love to hear about it in the comments.
For more information on the Camp Breckinridge Museum & Arts Center, which you can typically visit and hosts events, visit the museum’s website.
A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.
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